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of people that are far advanced when it comes to science and technology, and even the ability to socialize with each other- we are more socially mature than most people that i meet outside of america. but i think we are far behind our advancement in technoscience and technology when it comes to social maturity- perceiving what society should be, what a human being is. i think we have exaggerations, some of us, of what a human being is and what we should expect of a human being- exaggerations- and some of us poorly estimate the value of human beings. so we are not- to me, we are not the greatest society when it comes to social maturity. >> you know, that's one of the problems we've wrestled with in this class over and over again, because we hear such beautiful statements of love and caring and equality and justice coming from deeply religious people, and it's like you say, you know, somehow we haven't matured to a level that even respects the religions we profess. i'm just curious, in terms of your understanding of islam, how does that, in your own life, lend itself to making us better- bet
science and- "religion finds science," or something along those lines on the front page of the major news mags, and you get a sense of that in the medical world, too, that there's another dimension opening up. we were talking about that before the class, that there's something going on because we're nearing the millennium- you know, we don't want to date the class, but there certainly seems to be a lot of interest in religion, and it's popping up in a number of areas. anything else before we trudge into- happily, i should say- into- yeah. >> well, i was going to bring up a dramatic incident that happened to my daughter and myself. we were driving home from peoria, had a nice dinner by my son, and three cars ahead of us, two pickup trucks crashed, and the dynamic portion of the whole thing- because we called 911 and that- was how everyone worked together- cars parked on the side, men lifted the truck off of people. we were able to get the people out- the two boys were okay; the wife was really in bad shape. but i mean, to be part of that, i mean, it is like you just prayed a lot and said,
, nations, even between animals or microbes? from the social sciences to biology, robotics and beyond, the answer is yes. welcome to game theory. [ overlapping conversation ] >> so, mr. blue, we got you dead to rights. picked you and mr. white up not a half a block from the scene of the robbery. >> we were out buying groceries. >> we were out buying groceries. >> is that where you got this little item? >> that? that doesn't prove a thing. >> doesn't prove anything. >> really? now, what do you think your friend blue will say about that? >> he won't talk. he better not. >> look, i'm going to lay it out for you: you talk, we let you go. >> both: no jail time? >> nada. zip. >> what happens to white? >> what happens to blue? >> he gets 90 days. >> what if he talks and i don't? >> well, then he walks and you get 90 days. >> what if he rats on me and i rat him? >> you both get 60 days. >> both: what if neither one of us talks? >> then it's a light sentence: you both do 30 days. but you need to ask yourself: how much do you trust your buddy? >> both: okay, he did it. [ laughing ] >> now, that
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